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MH210
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This course is suited to those who wish to specialise in chemistry for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a very important branch of Chemistry that is applied to the synthesis and formulation of new therapeutic drugs as well as the manufacture of medicinal compounds on a large scale.

In this programme you will receive an excellent education in chemistry (physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry), and have the opportunity to specialise in pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

In 1st Yr. students study Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and 1 other subject from: Computer Science, Experimental Physics, Mathematical Physics and Critical Skills. In 2nd Yr. Chemical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry and Mathematics. and in 3rd & 4th Yr. Biomedical Chemistry, Chemical Chemistry & Chemistry.

 

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Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions which must include:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N0556 (or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

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In fourth year there is opportunity to undertake a six-month industrial work placement/internship, subject to availability.

Careers in pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies agrochemical firms, oil companies, forensic science and manufacturing.  Graduates also find employment in business and finance, government departments, journalism and the health services.

Graduates also undertake research leading to higher degrees.



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